Still of the Day - March 30 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 30th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #1
Disjecta
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 937
Still of the Day - March 30

Maybe you guys are getting tired of these...
Attached Thumbnails
Still of the Day - March 30-sunrisebig.jpg  
__________________
Try my Digital Therapy: http://www.pinelakefilms.com/digital_therapy.html
Films on ExposureRoom: http://exposureroom.com/members/disjecta.aspx/videos/

Last edited by Steven Dempsey; March 30th, 2007 at 03:20 PM.
Steven Dempsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Topanga, CA
Posts: 139
Steven,

No...not tired of good shots...

David
David McGiffert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northampton, England
Posts: 500
Tired? No way. Keep 'em coming!
__________________
Alex
Alex Leith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philly,PA
Posts: 360
Steven, can you up a full res still shot taken with the a1?
i'd really love to see one.
Eric Weiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #5
Disjecta
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 937
Here's one from the other day but keep in mind that this is not an actual still taken with the camera. It's a frame exported from Premiere's timeline and then it is resized (from 1440 to 1920) and saved as a jpeg but you can get the general idea.
Attached Thumbnails
Still of the Day - March 30-sd.jpg  
__________________
Try my Digital Therapy: http://www.pinelakefilms.com/digital_therapy.html
Films on ExposureRoom: http://exposureroom.com/members/disjecta.aspx/videos/
Steven Dempsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philly,PA
Posts: 360
very nice! thank you.
im always impressed by your framing.

the card option on canons usually produce a more "photo like" still than a screen cap. do you find that to be the case with the a1?
Eric Weiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:01 PM   #7
Disjecta
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 937
Don't know because I never use the still capture on the camera.
__________________
Try my Digital Therapy: http://www.pinelakefilms.com/digital_therapy.html
Films on ExposureRoom: http://exposureroom.com/members/disjecta.aspx/videos/
Steven Dempsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philly,PA
Posts: 360
ahh. well, not the still to tape. thats useless.
however, the still to card can be quite nice.
Eric Weiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #9
Disjecta
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 937
Yeah, I know what you are talking about but I just don't have a need to use it. I'm either going to be a videographer or a photographer but not both right now. :)
__________________
Try my Digital Therapy: http://www.pinelakefilms.com/digital_therapy.html
Films on ExposureRoom: http://exposureroom.com/members/disjecta.aspx/videos/
Steven Dempsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 161
Nice shots - thanks Steven.

Here is some test in Photo Mode I did with Canon 580EX flash:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze58h83/

Still photo quality is slightly better than HDV stills, but both can be very useful. Front covers of many newspapers feature photos of lower quality than XH A1/G1 or XL-H1 can deliver, if only one captures that golden moment in a game, for example.
Bogdan Tyburczy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philly,PA
Posts: 360
Thanks Bogdan, that's nice. Very crisp!
I too use the 580, mostly on a 20D..but I've actually
had stills published from the GL-2...very samll shots.. but still nice.

If something is nicely framed, I always take a photo.

To me, the A-1 is sold. I'm buying one right now.
Eric Weiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #12
Disjecta
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 937
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Weiss View Post

To me, the A-1 is sold. I'm buying one right now.
You won't regret it, my man
__________________
Try my Digital Therapy: http://www.pinelakefilms.com/digital_therapy.html
Films on ExposureRoom: http://exposureroom.com/members/disjecta.aspx/videos/
Steven Dempsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philly,PA
Posts: 360
I'm sure I won't. I've never had regret about any Canon product.
It was actually the HDV codec and workflow that bothered me.

I feel like I should just wait until a true "prosumer" HDCAM hits the market.
You know it will..and not some ripoff P2 BS.
Eric Weiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #14
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven Dempsey View Post
Maybe you guys are getting tired of these...
Steven, that's sooo beautiful!! Like Eric said, can you upload the full res version of it?

My hopes of not buying the A1 (and instead go for the HV20) are dwindling with every day...

Dino
Dino Leone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #15
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 1,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino Leone View Post
My hopes of not buying the A1 (and instead go for the HV20) are dwindling with every day...

Dino
Steven could probably do just as good a job with the HV20. It's not the tools......
Marty Hudzik is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network